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Motorola Moto G named 2013 TrustedReviews Product of the Year

Luke Johnson


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Motorola Moto G crowned 2013 TrustedReviews Product of the Year

The Motorola Moto G has been crowned Product of the Year at the 2013 TrustedReviews Awards as the full list of winners is announced.

A handset that looks set to change the face of the smartphone scene for good, the Motorola Moto G paired a moderate array of specs with a truly bargain price point. A phone that could help spell the end for costly two year deals, the Motorola Moto G launched with a SIM-free price of just £135.

For this minimal fee, the phone partners a solid 1.2GHz quad-core processor with a 4.5-inch 720p HD display and a 5-megapixel rear-mounted camera.

Although not as specs impressive as say the Google Nexus 5 or the 2013 TrustedReviews Phone of the Year, the HTC One, the Motorola Moto G offers an affordable package for the everyman smartphone owner. Powered by Google’s Android 4.3 Jelly BeanOS, the Moto G brings a mid-range spec that includes 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage to an entry-level price point.

“The Motorola Moto G was a bolt from the blue,” TrustedReviews Editor Evan Kypreos said of the phone. “An almost flagship spec phone for £135. It is almost inconceivable.”

He added: “Aside from the iPad Air it’s the only mobile product that scored 10/10 this year and you can’t really argue with that.

“A phone this good with a price this unbelievably low will challenge the status quo of network operators and expensive 24-month contracts.”

As well as being announced the 2013 TrustedReviews Product of the Year, the Motorola Moto G has walked away with a second price, claiming the accolade of Best Phone Under £250.

With the PS4 having beaten the Xbox One to be announced as the 2013 TrustedReviews Console of the Year earlier this week, we can now announce the full list of winners.

Phone of the YearHTC One

Best Phone Under £250Motorola Moto G

Tablet of the YearApple iPad Air

Laptop of the YearApple MacBook Air

Console of the YearSony PS4

Game of the YearGTA 5

Innovation of the YearLG G Flex

Camera of the YearPanasonic Lumix GX7

Best TV over £750Sony Bravia KD-65X9005A

Best TV Under £750Samsung UE40F6400

Projector of the Year - Sony VPL-VW500ES

Streaming Service of the Year – Netflix

Sat-nav of the YearTomTom Go 500

Monitor of the YearSamsung S24C650

Networking Product of the YearLinksys EA6900 AC1900 802.11ac router

Printer of the YearSamsung Xpress M2070W

Headphones of the YearSennheiser Momentum

Brand of the Year – Sony

Product of the YearMotorola Moto G

Prem Desai

December 20, 2013, 7:28 pm

Well deserved award. This really is an excellent phone and has everything that most people want. It doesn't do NFC (does anyone really need that) or 4G, but that's about it.

As mentioned in another post, I welcome products like these that are affordable and break the trend of most manufacturers' £500+ smart phones.

Manufacturers are now adding 'useless' bits like fingerprint scanner, etc and charging silly money for these. The Moto G is functional and very good at what it does.

Well done Motorola - keep it up.

Derek Bolden

December 22, 2013, 4:21 am

I second the praise! This is soo well deserved. The Moto G is such a solid phone, I love it! It's sets a new standard with such a light tweak of the Google experience... It really delivers. Folks you don't need Touch Wiz or Sense or any of that other bloat to have a solid Android experience anymore.

As if all the accolades were enough the Moto G is getting KitKat... Now! That's right baby, now! Boom!!! Get this phone. Kudos Motorola!


December 22, 2013, 7:50 pm

Trusted Reviews are idiots to give this phone , product of the year award and have shown perfectly how they cannot be trusted. The must have feature for this year's phones is 4G LTE which this phone does not have. Without 4G anyone buying a new phone is like buying an already obsolete lemon. Smart phones/ android are all about internet and internet needs a fast/ reliable connection which 4G/LTE provides. Samsung/LG already produce next generation phones with LTE Advanced and EE network supports them. This phone does not even provide even basic LTE support.

David Bowline

December 22, 2013, 8:08 pm

I agree that the Moto G is deserving because it delivers no more or less than the average consumer needs. I just bought one as a gift for my 21 year old daughter who has no experience with android. I expect an easy transition.

One thing. I use NFC all of the time. Its so much more simple to use Google Wallet® than a debit card and for wireless music devices that have it, NFC is much more simple than Bluetooth for initiating.

Motorola is clearly on the cusp of something big. I hope consumers realize this. Samsung and apple have dominated with overpriced, over-features phones.


December 23, 2013, 8:56 am

Lot's of people don't need LTE. Product of the Year isn't about which product has the most features, but which has the most impact. And when it comes to cheap smartphones, the Moto G is a clear winner.


December 23, 2013, 2:11 pm

You are aware that 4g is only avaliable in a few select locations, and full coverage estimated to be nearer the end of 2015.

LTS / 4g is a scam, it'll make next to no difference to most people as 3g is generally fast enough for streaming and other day tasks, it's far from the most have feature that you're trying to make out.

Brutal Jon

December 25, 2013, 10:25 pm

"The must have feature for this year's phones is 4G LTE which this phone does not have" LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i mean are u for real?? who needs a 4g connect when there is WiFi everywhere. 4G is only available a few cities so pretty useless for most of us. 4G probably won't be in full force for probably at lest 3-5 years! remember when 3G was introduced? 2001 circa. and Apple didn't even release a 3g phone till June 2008 so basically no one gave a s*** about 3G till at least 2005. Remember how rubbish those first 3 network phones were? they were rubbish and people were still buying high end 8800 nokias with no 3g wifi etc(600 pound offline!) so basically 4G isnt going to be the norm for a while. HSPDA+ is easily quick enough for your average bod. 130 pounds is a no brainer

Prem Desai

December 26, 2013, 7:16 pm

4G? LTE? Must have feature?

I think not. Don't care about it. Don't need it. Don't want to know about it.

4G is a premature technology - rushed out to give us something new. It is unreliable, expensive and not widely available.

Wait for at least 2 more versions of the technology before getting excited about it.

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